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Who Takes More Risks: Men or Women?

Studies of risk-taking have traditionally found that men are more prone to it than women. But a team of researchers thinks that has everything to do with how we, and researchers, typically define “risk.” Past findings could have been clouded by a bias toward masculine-coded risk-taking, such as gambling or skydiving, psychologists at the University of Exeter […]

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Access Books Revives Libraries in Book Deserts

The best way to learn to read is by reading, research has shown. And a student leaving kindergarten with a good grasp of reading and writing sentences is commonly considered a key indicator for college and career readiness down the road. There’s lots of pressure—on students, parents, teachers, schools and districts—for students to learn how to […]

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How to Confront Sexual Harassment at Work

(This article appeared originally on NextAvenue.org.) I’ve had a handful of female friends who’ve faced sexual harassment from bosses. One was even brave enough to sue. She won—if you can call it that—and received a sizable financial remuneration, but was terminated from her job and the entire process was humiliating. Moreover, in her opinion, the […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of Your Emotions After Failure

We’re taught that getting upset after failing won’t do anything but prevent us from getting back up and trying again. But feeling your feelings after failure could actually be one of the best ways to do better next time. New research that involves shopping online for blenders offers a lesson in resilience—remaining emotionally detached after […]

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How to Make Adult ADHD Work for You

(This article appeared originally on NextAvenue.org.) The last word of ADHD is Disorder (it comes after Attention Deficit Hyperactivity), but successful online entrepreneur Peter Shankman, who discovered he has ADHD in his 30s, believes this chronic condition is anything but a disorder. In fact, Shankman calls ADHD a “gift” in his eye-opening new book with a mouthful […]

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Is Any Job Really Better Than No Job at All?

If you’ve ever been unemployed, you know how stressful it is. Being laid off can be emotionally devastating. And unemployment puts you at a higher risk for major depression, substance abuse and even suicide, according to reporting by CNN. When put in that situation, most of us would scramble to find a new job. But […]

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Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Setbacks

In entrepreneurship, mistakes are the norm, not the exception. When you’re forging your own path, you’re bound to make wrong turns. But sometimes, those setbacks can lead to valuable lessons that help shape a company, or the career of the entrepreneur.  Here, four entrepreneurs discuss the setbacks that had a major impact on their work:  […]

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5 Unique Job Interview Tips for Beginners

Learn 5 uncommon strategies to help you crush your upcoming job interview. Jennifer Rogers is the associate director of employer relations at the University of St. Thomas and she details the following tips to help you succeed.

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Time to Move On? How to Leave a Job Gracefully

(This article appeared originally on NextAvenue.org and is excerpted from “The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty From Your Employees.”) When you’re ready to leave your job, it might be tempting to add a dramatic flourish like Tom Cruise as Jerry McGuire in the movie of the same name—including scooping a goldfish out of the company fish tank […]

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How to Crush Your Job Search

The time has come for you to look for greener pastures, a.k.a. kick off your job search. Whether you’re hoping to move from an hourly day job into a career position or climb from an entry level post up the next rung of the corporate ladder, the hunt for something new takes time, perseverance and a deep […]

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What’s It Like to Audition for a Professional Orchestra?

Professional violinist Colleen McCullough’s interest in music didn’t quite begin in the cradle, but it was close.   “I started playing the violin when I was 2-and-a-half after hearing my sisters,” she said. “They were taking lessons when I was born… There are… pictures of me in diapers playing the violin. My mom was a bass player, […]

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Why Working from Home Might Be a Mistake

The option to work from home is a sought-after job perk these days. But you might be better off staying in the office if you can. A study of 10 years of Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers showed that the ones who worked near each other were way more productive than the ones that worked even […]